Kids' College Program Guidelines
ECC is committed to providing a safe learning environment for all students. Many classes that include 5- to 12-year-old students have a teacher’s aide to assist the instructor. Children are welcome to bring a water bottle and a snack to class. Please ensure the snack is free from common allergens such as peanuts or tree nuts.
We encourage parents to inform staff about their child’s enjoyment, health, safety, or particular circumstances to improve their experience. Information will be kept private and shared only with staff supervising your child.
Our main greeting location and classes will start in the Building K lobby, where you will sign your child in and out of Kids’ College and then move to the classroom. There may be a second greeting area depending on the location of the classrooms.
Drop-off and Pick-up
Children under age 14 must be signed in and out of class each day by a parent or other designated person. Notify the instructor or assistant if another person will pick up your child. Please note this in the pickup signature when you drop off your student. Teens 14 and older may sign themselves in and out.
Please call 847-214-7801 for the following:
- If you will be late* or your child cannot attend class.
- If you know you won’t be able to pick up your child by 12:30 p.m.
If you need to drop your child off late or pick them up early, you must go to their classroom. Our staff will assist you.
It is important to complete the forms accurately:
If your child has special needs such as allergies, phobias, or medical alerts, including asthma, diabetes, or epilepsy. Include this information with home and work phone numbers on the form provided.
Forms must be signed and returned before the start of class. Your child will not be able to participate without these forms.
- Email to email@example.com
- Mail to:
Elgin Community College
1700 Spartan Drive, Building K, Room K128
Elgin, IL 60123-7193
A limited amount of scholarship funds are available for the Kids' College program through the Elgin Community College Foundation. For information, guidelines, or an application, call 847-214-7123. The funds do not cover the entire camp fee.
The fee for each class is stated in the class description. You must pay fees at the time of registration. Students will be dropped from the class if the fee is not paid by the end of the day’s registration.
Please register using your child’s name and not your own. We need your email address to receive important reminders of your child’s camp dates, required forms, or any changes. Your email address will be kept confidential and only used to communicate camp information.
Parent Confirmation and Information
You will receive an email confirmation of your child’s registration and the payment for each class. Kids’ College will also provide camp information, forms, and class location by email for your child’s camp. It is important to provide email information when registering your child. This information will be kept private.
Payment is due upon registration. Please log in to the accessECC student portal if you would like a statement. Find the statement under Account Activity. Choose the desired term and click view statement. If you have questions, please call the Student Accounts Office at 847-214-7380.
ECC is committed to equal access and equal opportunity. The campus is accessible to students and visitors with disabilities via ramps, braille signage, motorized doors, lifts, and elevators. Learn more about our student access and disability services and schedule an intake appointment to discuss accommodations with ECC's ADA coordinator. Questions? Reach out via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids' College FAQ
Students must withdraw from a noncredit class to be eligible for a tuition refund. Students can drop classes online by logging in to the accessECC portal or in person at the Registration and Records Office, Building B, Room B105. Contact us at 847-214-7570 or via email at email@example.com for help with the student portal.
Some third-party, vendor-provided courses do not follow the above policy. Call 847-622-3036 to verify your eligibility for a refund.
The ECC Continuing Education Department must cancel noncredit classes that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements. Students receive a full refund if this occurs. You must cancel enrollment in a noncredit class for the student to be eligible for a refund. A refund will be granted according to the following criteria:
- 100 Percent Refund - 1 day prior or class canceled by ECC for any reason.
- No Refund - 1st day of class or 1 day after class starts.
Please register using your child’s name and not your own. We need your email address to receive important reminders of your child’s camp dates, required forms, or any changes. Your email address will be kept confidential and only used to communicate camp information. Learn more about registering for Kids' College Classes.
It is important to complete the forms and sign the Kids' College Release and Waivers. Forms must be signed and returned before the start of class. Your child will not be able to participate without these forms. Learn more and download forms and waivers
We are committed to ensuring your child’s safety. All instructors, aides, and staff working directly with campers have passed a statewide criminal background check, meeting the highest child safety and leadership expectations. Our student-to-adult ratio is 8:1.
Elgin Community College follows current CDC and state guidelines regarding Covid-19 protocols which are stated and updated regularly. Review our COVID-19 protocols.